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The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Transforming Healthcare Using An E-Commerce Model

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Girish Navani, CEO, eClinicalWorks…</i><p>Girish Navani wants to do for healthcare what Amazon.com did for e-commerce.<p>His company, eClinicalWorks, develops information technology to connect doctors, patients and …

The Ingestible And Stick-On Micro Tech Powering Your Healthcare

Smart pills containing RFID technology, and skin patches equipped with microcircuits, are powering a wearable and digestible healthcare revolution in which constant monitoring and advanced data analysis are key.<p>The technology offers patients the ability to better track and manage their diseases, …

This Startup Will Make You A Personalized Health Plan Based On Your Genes

BaseHealth’s core product, GenoPhen, is a platform for doctors to create customized patient health care plans. When a physician opens Genophen, the …

Digital Health

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York</i> …

Entrepreneurship

[Updated] Singapore's MyDoc launches with funding from August Capital Partners

The healthcare platform will allow healthcare practitioners to manage communications with patients through its simplified service

VC funding for digital health up 70 percent, says report

Venture capital support for traditional life sciences companies may be up for debate, but enthusiasm for digital health startups certainly seems to …

The Ultimate Guide To The 50+ Hottest Health And Fitness Apps, Gadgets And Startups Of The Year

The holidays wreak havoc on our bodies, with their mandatory over-indulgence in food as well as family and reminiscences. As we reflect on the year past — its victories and losses — we also begin looking ahead to the next, and in big ways or small, making plans to keep our momentum going.<p>For many, …

Sense Health: The Hottest HealthTech Startup in NYC Today

<b>PILOT Health Tech NYC is new program that provides funding of up to $100,000 each to 10 innovative pilot projects to take place in New York City.</b> …

Following the money in health tech: sensor technology and personalized medicine got a boost in March

The $1,000 genome isn’t here quite yet, but startups are making some headway in using genetics, data and deep analysis to provide more personalized …

Health IT startup WorldOne gets $35M to fuel acquisitions

Big news for health care IT: WorldOne, the New York-based company that claims to be the largest collector of medic al data has just closed a $30 million round led by Deerfield Management Company.<p>WorldOne CEO Peter Kirk [<i>center</i>] said the company will use the funding to make strategic acquisitions. …

Funding for health IT is continuing at a ‘torrid pace,’ report finds

Funding for digital health startups skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report released today.<p>Companies in the health care IT space raised almost half a billion dollars (approximately $493 million) in a single quarter. A report from Mercom Capital Group, a global consulting …

Health startup Greatist buys Sportaneous to stretch from content to tech

Since launching two years ago, health startup Greatist has been all about content and its brand — every month, about 3 million unique visitors check …

Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia For Over $100 Million To Give It An Edge In Wearable Health Tracking

It was just about two months ago that Jawbone snapped up mobile health startup Massive Health, and now the company has acquired an even more prominent player in the health monitoring space.<p>Jawbone has just announced that it will acquire Pittsburgh, PA-based BodyMedia, a maker of wearable health …

2013 opportunity spotlights in digital health innovation

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Digital Health Summer Summit.</i><p>The Digital Health Summer Summit returns to San Diego this June to offer entrepreneurs and innovators practical takeaways directly from industry veterans on what it takes to grow a successful digital health startup. This year, Dr. …

Healthfundr launches equity-based crowdfunding for health startups

Healthfundr launched today at the intersection of some of the hottest trends in the tech world.<p>Healthfundr is an equity-based crowdfunding platform for health startups. The site provides accredited investors with opportunities to invest in a selection of curated companies working on digital health, …

For startups, health care reform is a huge opportunity, HHS tech guy says

SAN FRANCISCO — The Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, aka Obamacare, is spurring a massive creation of new business opportunities.<p>So says Bryan Sivak, the chief technical officer and entrepreneur-in-residence at the Department of Health and Human Services, the cabinet-level agency that …

Rock Health’s new startups are tackling health care’s most ‘pressing problems’

Digital health accelerator Rock Health has selected its fifth class of startups. Given the burgeoning interest in the space, the team says this was its most competitive application process yet.<p>The new class is highly diverse; the entrepreneurs believe they have new approaches to mental health, flu …

Health care tech startup COMS Interactive grabs $21M

COMS Interactive, a startup that produces an SaaS products for the health care industry, has secured a new $21 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>COMS’ main product is Daylight IQ, a software suite that manages health and disease profiles for elderly residents at senior living …

In The Crowded World Of Health And Fitness Tracking, Winners Are Slow To Emerge

Trying to keep track of your sleep? There’s an app for that. Need a handheld coach to help you make better food choices? There’s an app for that. Want to record and measure workouts and fitness goals? There’s definitely an app for that.<p>In fact, there are probably a few thousand apps for that, not …

Can design help digital health records startup ElationEMR get an edge?

In case you haven’t noticed, electronic medical records are a big deal in the health world. Over the past few years, thanks to government …

This 19-Year-Old Genius MIT Dropout And Thiel Fellow Just Launched A Health Startup

Driven by his grandmother's battle with breast cancer and feeling frustrated by her quality of care, Asparouhov set out to improve the quality of patient care through technology.<p>Today, Asparouhov and his co-founder Eric Bakan are launching Nightingale for iOS and Android.<p>Nightingale wants to help …

Breast Cancer

Wellness startups find a channel to better health: Employers

Wellness-management startups are seeing success because they’re scaling through a channel that actually has money to spend: the enterprise.<p>Although investment in digital health startups is up and exciting technologies are on the horizon, scaling and distribution remain a challenge for health care …

Medtech Startup Embrace Her Health Helps Women Track Their Pregnancies

Among the crowd showing at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley was Embrace Her Health, a two-year-old company at work on a suite of maternity apps that aim to enable women to manage their pre- and post-natal health better and cut the risk and costs of preventable complications.<p>Embrace Her Health’s …

Following the money in health tech: consumer health gets a bump

Fitness-tracking startup Fitbit (see disclosure) was the big winner in health tech funding last month, but it wasn’t the only consumer health startup …

Sprint and Techstars team up for mobile health startup accelerator

Kansas City just added another tech-related feather to its cap: On Tuesday, Sprint (s S) and Techstars announced the launch of a new mobile …